-2 years teaching 5th grade multiple subject -2 years teaching middle school Language Arts/History -7 years teaching middle school math Other classes: AVID, college for kids classes (all grades/subjects), science, enrichment, READ 180. Currently: Math department chair, AVID site member, Curriculum Review Team.
My students say that I am fun, but strict. I'd like to think that I hold high expectations for all of my students. I strive to create innovative lessons that are motivating and relevant for my middle school students. I think teaching should include a balance of strategies such as inquiry, direct instruction, and collaborative learning. I believe in "killing them with kindness" and that patience is one of most important virtues as a middle school teacher.
2015 Teacher of the Year Award (Arizona Middle School)
Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton Single Subject Math Authorization credential from University of California, Riverside Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Irvine
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English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Literature, Statistics, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year, Decimals, For All Subjects, End of Year